By Adrienne Dellwo in About Health.
Sensory overload is a common problem in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS.) It’s a symptom that can have a significant effect on your daily life and discourage a lot of activities.
Sensory overload can make you feel panicky, confused, and overwhelmed. It can result from a variety of things, which can vary from one of us to another.
Sensory Overload: What Happens
Hypersensitivity is believed to be a core mechanism of FMS and ME/CFS.
It means that our bodies react strongly to all kinds of input – noise, bright or flashing lights, crowds of people, smells, chaos, or multiple things competing for your attention.
Our brains appear to have a hard time processing a lot of input at once, possibly because of dysfunction of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
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